[For Alumni, Visitors] Entering the Library and Library Card

If you are planning to visit Osaka University International Studies Library, please refer to the following page:

 [For Alumni, Visitors] Entering the Library and Library Card (International Studies Library)


For visitors, if you are planning to visit Main library, please make a reservation.
*You cannot enter Main Library without a reservation.

You can enter the library temporarily on condition that you use the library materials.

  • At the counter, please fill out your name, address and telephone number on the entering procedure form. A letter of introduction is not required.
  • You can photocopy library materials in the library. Please refer to "Copying Service" for details.
  • You need to get "Library Card" in order to check out materials.

Note for Visitors

The Osaka University Library operates with the primary goal of supporting the research and education of students, faculty and staff at the university. When you use the library, please follow the notes listed below.

  • Seats are not available for private study.
  • We do not accept study or research consultations from non-members of the University. Please contact your nearest public library or the library of your institution.
  • Osaka University students, faculty, and staff have priority over visitors in responding to requests.
  • To ensure the use of the library by students, faculty, and staff, we may restrict the use of the library by visitors.
  • Please refrain from visiting the library if you are feeling ill or have cold-like symptoms such as fever, cough, or malaise.

*For use of rare books, please contact us at the address listed on the "Using Rare Books" before visiting.

*For use of databases and e-journals, please contact us directly at the address of "Ask us" - "Contact List about other services" - "References". Please note that some items are not available.

How to get Library Card

Alumni

Graduates and alumni can make Library Cards for the "Alumni" category.

【Application Requirements】

  • Eligible Persons
    • Those who graduated from Osaka Universty, Osaka University College of Bio-Medical Technology, or Osaka University of Foreign Studies. (*Not including those who were Research Students, Special Students or Auditors)
    • Those who have withdrawn from the doctoral program of Osaka Univeristy or Osaka University of Foreign Studies with the completion of course requirements
  • Required documents
    1. An official identification which indicates your address such as driver's license, health insurance card, residence card or special permanent resident certificate etc.
    2. Degree certificate or graduation/completion certificate issued by the university (a copy is acceptable)*
      *If you have been enrolled in the Graduate School for the required period of time to complete the program, have earned credits, and left the school, please bring a document certifying your completion. (a copy is acceptable)

【How to apply】

Applications can be made online or at the library counter.

  • Online Application
    Please apply using the form below (Japanese website).
    図書館利用者票申請フォーム(卒業生)
  • Apply at the library counter
    Please bring the above-mentioned documents and fill out the application form at the Service Counter of each library.
    *Application acceptance hours:from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

【Validity period】

Three years

Special Alumni

Only if you meet certain requirements can you make Library Cards for the "Special Alumni" category.
For more information, please click here (Japanese website).

Students, Faculty and Staff of Partner Institutions

Those who are eligible at partner institutions can make Library Cards for the "Partner institution members" category.
*The procedure is different for a member of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE). Please ask at your library.

【Application Requirements】

  • Eligible Persons
    • Student, Faculty and Staff of Kansai University
    • Student, Faculty and Staff joining in EUIJ Program
  • Required documents
    1. Student/staff ID card of your university

【How to apply】

Please bring the above-mentioned documents and fill out the application form at the Service Counter of each library.

  • Application acceptance hours:from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

Other Visitors

Persons 18 years of age or older (except high school students) with a purpose of learning or research, and who can visit the library in person to check out and return books can make Library Cards for the "Visitor" category.

At Main Library, Library Cards for the "Visitor" category cannot be used or newly created. If you are planning to visit Main library, please make a reservation.
For visitors who live in or have their office/school in Minoh City, please refer to the following page:
[For Alumni, Visitors] Entering the Library and Library Card (International Studies Library)

【Application requirements】

  • Eligible Persons
    • Persons 18 years of age or older (except high school students) with a purpose of learning or research, and who can visit the library in person to check out and return books
  • Required document
    1. An official identification which indicates your address such as driver's license, health insurance card, residence card or special permanent resident certificate etc.

【How to apply】

Please bring the above-mentioned documents and fill out the application form at the Service Counter of each library.

  • Application acceptance hours:from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

【Validity period】

One year

 FAQ

The library will issue a new Library Card. Please follow the same procedure as for the initial issuance. We will collect your expired card when new one is issued.
Yes (Main Library and Science and Engineering Library accept applications up to 30 days before expiry). However, please note that they are valid for one year (if you are alumni, 3 years) from the date of issue.
*Only alumni are currently accepted at the Main Library.
Sorry, they are not available for use. However, the group study rooms at the Life Science Library and Science and Engineering Library can be used by non-university members if accompanied by at least three university members.
Sorry, alumni and visitors cannot use the Internet in the library.
Sorry, alumni and visitors cannot. You need to visit the library to use the databases and e-journals.